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The ‘Problem’ of Temporality: Confessiones 11

Paige E. Hochschild

in Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199643028
eISBN:
9780191745416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter is about the eleventh book of Confessions, famously thought to be a study of the nature of time. In fact, time is never precisely defined in this book, which is Augustine’s incipient ... More


From Present Self to Future Self

Jean-Yves Lacoste and Oliver O’Donovan

in The Appearing of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827146
eISBN:
9780191866050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827146.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Personal identity is an event, and the personal subject’s relation to itself is characterized by temporal “distension.” The metaphysical concept of personal “substance” tried ineffectively to define ... More


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